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Mind Game (c) 2004

This Week 16-22 October

16 October 2017 Katie Da Cunha Lewin

London once again delivers an amazing variety of things to do and see this week. There’s an amazing museum late that pairs a 17th century collection with a menu of amazing smells, and a new East London installation by artist Robert Montgomery. You can also get your fill of Asian cinema as the London East Asian Film Festival kicks off with a huge programme, or introduce some kids to the London Philharmonic Orchestra via The Gruffalo. Here are our pick of the bunch…

Sensational scents: a sensory journey to the 17th century

Inspired by Thomas Browne’s 'A cabinet of rarities', AVM Curiosities will take three displays from the exhibition and transform them into an aromatic account of this curious collections. The 17th century doctor and writer’s collection is showcased in exhibition 'A cabinet of rarities': the curious collections of Sir Thomas Browne’; this museum late not only allows guests to view the exhibition, but pair their experience with strange and exciting scentsLater in the evening, Sophie Read, academic, author and 17th century scent expert, will give a talk on early modern odours.  A truly unusual evening out!
 
Sensational scents: a sensory journey to the 17th century is at Royal College Of Physicians 11 Saint Andrews Place London NW1 4LE, Thursday October 19, 2017 at 6.30pm. Tickets: £12 including a drink on arrival. Concession (student, over 60s, unwaged) £10. 


Scent chamber - (c) AVM Curiousities Tasha Marks
 

Robert Montgomery: POEM IN LIGHTS TO BE SCATTERED IN THE SQUARE MILE

Parasol Unit, a small educational charity, presents more challenging contemporary public art as part of their Parasolstice Winter Light series.  Robert Montgomery is a multimedia artist, whose work has appeared in public spaces internationally. His site-specific work uses wood, metal and LED lights to respond to Shoreditch, illuminating its forgotten history and its relationship to the contemporary moment. Montgomery attempts to transform the terrace of Parasol unit into a new kind of space, reminding us to be present in the city.
 
Robert Montgomery: POEM IN LIGHTS TO BE SCATTERED IN THE SQUARE MILE is at Parasol unit 14 Wharf Road, London N1 7RW. 19 October 2017 25 March 2018. Monday by prior arrangement, Tuesday Saturday, 10am 6pm, Sunday, 12  5pm. Admission free.
 

Robert Montegomery (c) Cindy Sasha

London Philharmonic Orchestra FUNharmonics concert – The Gruffalo’s Child

The London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) hosts a screening of 2011 animated film The Gruffalo’s Child, the sequel to Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s classic The Gruffalo. The orchestra performs live alongside the screening, presented by Polly Ives and conducted by Terry Davies, introducing children to the world of classical music. Between 10am and 12pm, they are also hosting free LPO FUNharmonics activities, where families can get creative at the ARTharmonics workshop, complete activity sheets to learn more about the LPO and its music, and even have a go at an orchestral instrument of their choice under expert instruction.

London Philharmonic Orchestra FUNharmonics concert – The Gruffalo’s Child is at Royal Festival Hall Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8XX. Sunday 22 October 2017, 12pm. Tickets from £12.


London Philharmonic Orchestra (c) Benjamin Ealovega


London East Asia Film Festival

The London East Asia Film Festival (LEAFF) is running for its second year with a programme of diverse filmic voices from South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, China, and Southeast Asia. As well as celebrating 100 years of Japanese animation with screenings and events, their programme also contains several UK, European and International premieres. Some highlights include a screening of cult anime Mind Game (2004), followed by a panel discussion at the London Film School with programmer, Jasper Sharp, anime authority Helen McCrory and London International Animation Festival founder Nag Vladermersky as well as a showing of 2016 Vietnamese drama The Way Station (dir. Anh Hong). The screenings are across London, including ODEON Leicester Square, Picturehouse Central and East London’s Rich Mix.

London East Asia Film Festival is 19th - 29th October, across venues in London.


The Way Station (c) 2016

 
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